Time is Precious

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None of us are born with the knowledge of how many days we have on this earth. I suppose, if we did, it might be a bit torturous….always wondering if we could cheat the certain hands of death.

Today, I’m not going to write about social media, but rather how we choose to spend our time. If there is one regret that I often have, it is how much time I waste doing frivolous things.

The way we spend our time is often very revealing of our core values. I was struck by this today as I heard someone flippantly say “Service Above Self” which is a common phrase used by Rotarians who seek to live by that pledge.

But I thought to myself, how often do we really put serving others above our own need for self gratification. If we took account of the past 24 hours in our lives, how many of those hours were focused on “me” and how many were truly focused in service to others?

It’s a tough question to ask ourselves honestly. I aspire to say that I live a life of service, but I know the truth. Our days are few and too precious to waste. Take a look at the things you focus on to really hold yourself accountable to the values you wish to reflect.


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Andrew Krzmarzick

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”

– Both quotes from Benjamin Franklin